KSBNS 2023

The 26th Annual Meeting of the Korean Society for Brain and Neural Sciences

September 6(Wed)-8(Fri), 2023
BEXCO, Busan, South Korea


IBRO-sponsored Practical Skills Workshop for Young Investigators

    • Date September 8
    • Time 10:50 ~ 12:50
    • Location Hall 4
    • Language Talk·English / Q&A·English, Korean

    Hyo Jung Kang (Chung-Ang University)


    Jaesang Kim (Ewha Womans University), Sung-Jin Jeong (Korea Brain Research Institute)

This workshop will provide information to young investigators as to how to deal with practical issues during career development with the topics including job search, grant writing, and publication. It will help graduate students and early-stage researchers to build a proper personal network for sharing their experiences and struggles, as well as obtaining practical and realistic skills. A panel discussion will be followed by an open dialogue between panels and the floor. We welcome young neuroscientists to this workshop. Please fill out this form by August 25 to participate in this exciting session.

Part I: IBRO-APRC Session

In this session, the IBRO-APRC chair will be invited to a session to promote APRC funding opportunities and future activities for young neuroscientists in the Asia Pacific region, and the editor-in-chief of the IBRO Report will introduce the journal.

  • Pike-See Cheah Chair, IBRO-APRC/Universiti Putra Malaysia


    IBRO empowers young investigators: funding opportunities for career development

    • Dr. Pike-See Cheah is an Anatomist, Neuroscientist and Associate Professor in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia. She received PhD in Human Anatomy from the National University of Malaysia. She then embarked on two postdoctoral trainings in Neuroscience in Australia (University of Adelaide) and Unites States (MGH / Harvard Medical School). As the leader of the Neurobiology and Genetics Group, she and team have great emphasis in three main areas of research; (1) neurological disorders, (2) non-coding RNA roles in brain development and function and (3) technology transfer and development on gene delivery platform. As the former vice-president of the Malaysian Society of Neurosciences (MSN), and ex-council member of Asian Pacific Society for Neurochemistry (APSN), she helps to improve the quality of neuroscience research in Malaysia and internationally. As the chair of the IBRO-Asia Pacific Research Committee (IBRO-APRC), she and team are dedicated to empowering the next generation and nurture young neuroscience researchers for their career development.

  • Ying Shing Chan Editor-in-Chief, IBRO Reports/University of Hong Kong


    Challenges to promoting integrity in scientific publishing

    • Professor Ying-Shing Chan is the Associate Dean of Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, and Dexter H C Man Family Professor in Medical Science of The University of Hong Kong where he also served as the Head of Department of Physiology. His postdoctoral training was at the Institute of Human Physiology at Pisa, Italy, and The Rockefeller University, USA. Professor Chan received the First Medallion of the Australian Neuroscience Society. He was Co-Chair of the International Scientific Program Committee and Vice-President of 39th Congress of International Union of Physiological Sciences (IUPS), Chair of International Brain Research Organization (IBRO) Asian/Pacific Regional Committee, President of Federation of Asian-Oceania Neuroscience Societies, and Vice-President of The Chinese Association for Physiological Sciences. He is currently President of the Asian-Pacific Society for Neurochemistry, and Chair of the IUPS Commission on Neurobiology. He is the Founding Editor-in-Chief for IBRO Neuroscience Reports.

Part II: Practical Skills Workshop

In this session, we will discuss practical skills and future directions for young neuroscientists beginning their careers. After the panel discussion, free networking and Q&A sessions will be held between panelists and attendees.

  • Publication Skills

    C. Justin Lee Editor-in-Chief, Experimental Neurobiology/IBS


    Writing high-success manuscripts for high-profile journals

    • Dr. C. Justin Lee is the co-director of Center for Cognition and Sociality at Institute for Basic Science. He earned his B.A. in Chemistry from The University of Chicago before getting his Ph.D. from Columbia University in 2001, and later worked in the Department of Pharmacology at Emory University as a postdoctoral fellow. In 2004 he joined KIST as a senior research scientist and later served as the Director of the Center for Neuroscience. In 2009, he founded the WCI Center for Functional Connectomics as a part of the World Class Institute Program. In 2015 he became the recipient of the Creative Research Investigator Award to establish the Center for Glia-Neuron Interaction at KIST to serve as the Director of the Center before taking up his position in IBS. He has been serving as the editor-in-chief of Experimental Neurobiology (EN), the official journal of KSBNS and KSND since 2017.

  • Grant Writing Skills

    Hyong-Ha Kim HFSP/Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science


    How to effectively convince evaluators: key considerations when writing proposals

    • Hyong-Ha Kim, Ph.D., is a Principal Research Scientist at the Korea Research Institute of Standards & Science (KRISS). She graduated with Honors from Seoul National University receiving her B.S & M.S., and earned her Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin majoring in Plant Molecular Biology, where she received a number of awards and scholarships including the ‘Harold C. Bold Award for Teaching Excellence’, and the ‘Ralph Alston Memorial Scholarship for Excellence in Research’. Her S&T International cooperation experiences include MSCA Evaluator since 2009, ERC National Contact Point for Korea since 2013, and Human Frontier Science Program(HFSP) ROK Board Member since 2022. Such activities lead her the ROK’s Prime Minister Citation (2014), and Commendations from the Minister of MSIT (2011, 2017), Mayor of Daejeon Metropolitan City (2010, 2014), and the President of NRF (2021).

  • Job Search Tips

    Hyun Kyoung Lee Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children's Hospital


    Navigating the U.S. job market: strategies for success

    • Dr. Hyun Kyoung Lee established her lab at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) and the Neurological Research Institute in 2016. As a Petrello Endowed Scholar, she advanced to a tenured Associate Professor role in 2022. Throughout her career, Dr. Lee has dedicated her research to unraveling glial mechanisms in various diseases. In her seven years at BCM, she's been a major contributor to graduate education, directing courses and lecturing. Dr. Lee serves on several committees including faculty search and mentorship committees, as well as the graduate program admissions committee, where she has been an active participant for the past five years.